Jurisdiction / Juvenile Information

Juveniles


The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over juveniles (10-16 years of age) charged with all Class C misdemeanor offenses. Juveniles are required to appear in open court with a parent or legal guardian for all proceedings in their cases.

Parent / Legal Guardian


A parent or legal guardian of any juvenile charged in Municipal Court is required to be present in court. All juvenile cases are as scheduled on the child's citation.

Failure to Appear / Pay


Juveniles who fail to appear or fail to pay their fines will be reported to the Department of Public Safety, who will suspend their driver's license or if they do not have a driver's license, they will not be able to obtain one until they appear in court and/or pay their fine/costs. 

Alcohol Offenses


Consumption, Possession, Purchase, Misrepresentation of Age
If you are 21 years of age and received a citation for an alcohol offense except for the offense of driving under the influence and this is your first offense, you are required to:
  1. Attend an alcohol awareness class within 90 days
  2. Complete 8-12 hours of community service within the same 90 days
  3. Submit proof of alcohol awareness class attendance within 90 days
  4. Submit proof of community service within the same 90-day period
These violations require a mandatory court appearance. Juveniles under the age of 17 at the time of the offense are required by law to appear before the Judge in person with a parent or legal guardian. 
If you fail to attend the alcohol awareness class or complete the required community service hours, your drivers license will be suspended. These requirements are in addition to payment of a fine and court costs.